Tavares Duayer Arquitetura use a quite simple, yet very effective technique, to enhance local culture in their restoration project Alagoas House: they feature works by regional artists and keep colors and furnishings neutral, so to let local craftsmanship stand out. The renovation only took 15 days to be completed and the fast timing was facilitated by the use of cheap and common building materials, the workers were familiar to use. This is a great example of how thoughtful design can be sustainable, simple and awesome! Read more about the project here.
Alagoas House by Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
A great example of a sustainable home renovation done right. It’s always more eco-friendly to live in an existing house, than to build a new one.
Home Renovation With Salvaged Materials
The British architecture firm ZED Factory came up with a clever concept for a solar-powered home, which would be installed over existing parking lots to build sustainable communities and help combat the urban housing shortage. More by clicking on the image below.
The Magic Box
The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced composites. Watch the video below for more about this.
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17
Researchers found a way to transform dirty air into energy. Read more below…
Air purifying device
The Etobicoke Civic Centre in Toronto aims at achieving a net zero target. It focuses on sustainability, flexibility, community identity, and pedestrian scale. More by clicking on the picture below.
Etobicoke Civic Centre
Bamboo House is a small residential project in a narrow alley, aiming at developing the concept of House for Trees, a series of a prototypical housing design that targets to provide green space within high density neighborhood. By VTN Architects
The Bamboo house
Edoardo Tresoldi uses transparency of mesh and industrial materials in a very unique way, as shown in Archetype, a garden where architecture and nature connects together. See more by clicking on the pic below.
Archetype by Edoardo Tresoldi
The Smart Flower is the world’s first all-in-one solar system that fulfills the complete average electricity requirement of a household in central Europe (approx 4.000kWh). Read more clicking on the pic below…
The Smart Flower
As part of the Mobility & Energy Futures Series, this briefing analyses the key issues of electric vehicles and renewable energy. It suggests that “new configurations must be found to successfully merge renewable generation, electricity demand, transport/charging habits, and energy storage.” Click on the cover below to open it in .pdf.
Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy